A Descriptive Catalogue of the Antiquities of Stone, Earth, and Vegetable Materials, in the Museum of the Royal Irish Academy

A Descriptive Catalogue of the Antiquities of Stone, Earth, and Vegetable Materials, in the Museum of the Royal Irish Academy (Paperback)

By W R Wilde 
Publisher: Rarebooksclub.com
Edition: Paperback
ISBN: 1130709280
EAN: 9781130709285
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 86
Publish Date: 2012-3-6
Binding: Paperback
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1857 Excerpt: ...Medicine Stamps, of Roman origin, have recently attracted the attention of the learned both in Great Britain and on the Continent, where several have of late years been brought to light. They are small stone tablets, engraved with letters, and were used either for impressing wax or marking some substitute for paper. They are generally oculists' stamps. One of these was found at Golden Bridge, county of Tipperary, on a plot of ground called the Spittle Fields, containing some ruins traditionally known as " The Hospital," and is now in the possession of Dr. Dowsley, ofClonmel, who has kindly placed a model of it in the Museum (see Kail-case C, No. 28). The inscription on it has been thus deciphered by Mr. Albert Way: --"marci Juventii Tutiani Diamysus Ad Veteres Cicatrices. A little mark at the close of the first line, resembling a minuscule c, is somewhat indistinct." This is one of the few relics of Roman art (except some coins) which have as yet been discovered in Ireland.t The lucky horse-shoe fastened on the threshold or the door-post, and " the seven blessed irons" formerly hung round children's necks, are familiar examples of such objects in Ireland; while the coral baud with the pointed fingers, so much worn by all classes in southern Europe, is too well known to require description. t " The Archaeological Journal," vol. vii. p. 354: see also Gough's Treatise in " The Archaeologia," vol. ix. p. 327; Dr. Sichel's Paper, published in Paris in 1845; and that of Professor Simpson, in the Edinburgh "Monthly Medical Journal," &c Amulets.--Not unlike the modern amulet, usually denominated a 'gospel, ' is the accompanying illustration, drawn the natural size from No. 25, on Tray PP, which bears upo...
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Title: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Antiquities of Stone, Earth, and Vegetable Materials, in the Museum of the Royal Irish Academy
Publisher: Rarebooksclub.com
Author: W R Wilde
Edition: Paperback
ISBN: 1130709280
EAN: 9781130709285
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 86
Publish Date: 2012-3-6
Binding: Paperback

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